Testimony from US PROS in Support of the DC Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019

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                   Hearing of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, October 17, 2019 The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is in strong support of the Community Safety and Health Amendment Act … Continue reading

Int’l Whore’s Day Rally @ CaDemState Convention

This year International Whore’s Day coincides with the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention.

Let’s make our voices heard on what’s happening to sex workers!  There is a crisis of poverty and criminalization in the US.  55% of people are poor or low-income in California.  More women, particularly mothers are going into prostitution as a result.  Daily we face arrest and jail with women of color, trans and street workers most targeted. Criminalization makes us vulnerable to violence — 60% of sex workers have experienced violence while working. CA bill SB 233 bill calls for an amnesty from arrest for sex workers reporting violence.

As the national momentum for our rights grows, decriminalization is within our reach. There will be at least 10 of the Democratic Presidential hopefuls in attendance, many of whom voted for #FOSTA, the federal bill which criminalized online advertising, which has undermined safer ways of working.

Rally with us to make our voices heard, for an end to poverty and criminalization, #RepealFOSTA, support CA bill SB 233.  Bring your signs and banners!

 

Sex Workers Protest Mission Police Crackdown – MEDIA LINKS

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https://kcbsradio.radio.com/blogs/carrie-hodousek/san-francisco-sex-workers-demand-police-protection http://www.sfexaminer.com/sex-worker-advocates-demand-sfpd-shut-unit-focused-street-prostitution/ https://missionlocal.org/2018/12/sex-workers-advocates-denied-entry-into-mission-station-in-protest-over-sex-worker-abatement-unit/ https://kcbsradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/groups-demand-sfpd-prioritize-safety-sex-workers http://www.sfweekly.com/news/sex-workers-advocates-challenge-mission-police/ _________________________________________________________________________________________ Sex worker advocates demand SFPD shut down unit focused on street prostitution Maxine Doogan, left, with the Sex Workers and Erotic Service Providers Legal Educational and Research Project speaks alongside sex workers and advocates … Continue reading

Media – How Sex Workers Made San Francisco Safer for Everyone

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Next City  BY HANNAH ALBARAZI | OCTOBER 25, 2018 San Francisco has a unique city department that most cities don’t have: the Department on the Status of Women. This department works to ensure that women and girls in the community have equal economic, … Continue reading

Victory for Sex Workers’ Rights! Repressive Bill Defeated!

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We killed SB 1204! Sex workers and supporters mobilized forcefully and successfully against a bill in the California legislature Senate Bill SB 1204. The Bill would have expanded the definition of pandering and further criminalized sex workers and anyone associating … Continue reading

Bay Area Int’l Day to End Violence against Sex Workers

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December 17, 2017   Center for Sex & Culture   1349 Mission St.  {bet. 9th & 10th Sts.}   Film show, discussion & potluck,  2-4 pm     “Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak ” by Carole Roussopoulos … Continue reading